Now metal-detecting fans can look almost 15% less ridiculous
When it comes to team-building exercises, there’s nothing that works better for us here at Bitterwallet than a group metal detection session. We all head off to a nearby beach, whip out our metal detectors and headphones and see who can be the first one to unearth a coin, a bottle top or an old bolt.
The downside is that we get harassed by passers-by, seemingly for being ‘nerds,’ ‘a pack of Billy no-mates’ or just ‘twats.’ It’s not easy – more often than not, the only coins we find are the ones that the haters have just pinged off the sides of our heads.
So we’ve been whooping with unbridled joy at the advent of these, the metal-detecting sandals, now available from Hammacher Schlemmer for just $59.95. With a depth range of two feet and a flashing red light, a gentle vibration and an audible buzz to alert you to a big find, it’s a winner in every department.
There’s a slight chance that the battery pack (which straps to the user’s calf) could invite more derision or even the involvement of the police, looking as it does like an electronic monitoring tag but we’re more than happy to give it a go.
Finally, the dream of visiting the beach without being pelted about the head with coins is almost real. What a wonderful world….
[via Oh Gizmo!]